Richland County residents will soon have a second opportunity to give feedback on the County’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
The County will hold a virtual public hearing on the budget at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 3. The meeting will stream live on the County’s YouTube page and on the County website.
County Council uses the budget to oversee the delivery of services, programs and resources. Residents can review the recommended Budget Book for fiscal year 2022, which details the biennial budget, on Richland County’s website by navigating to the Budget & Grants Management webpage.
To give input on the budget, residents should email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 1. Staff will read public comments during the meeting.
A previous public input session on the budget was held May 20. The upcoming meeting will allow for public comments from residents and groups that were not represented during the first hearing.
By state law, Richland County must approve a balanced budget for the fiscal year before July 1. The County’s 2022 fiscal year runs July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022.
County Council will hold a third reading of the budget at its June 10 meeting.